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  • April 7, 2015
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 Avengers Hydra Showdown
Avengers Hydra Showdown
Avengers Hydra Showdown
 
Posted:April 7, 2015
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Age: 14-18 years old
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Expert LEGO builder
Overall: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
A SUV and a Go-Cart!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
" I just got this set last night and boy was it great! The price for piece count is amazing!
Well first we should start with the Minifigures. Hawkeye: He has a great torso that really looks like his movie version and the detail continues down onto his legs, his uniform has a few wrinkles and folds in it so it really looks lifelike. The tossled-ness continues with this great spiky that was also used with Nightwing who is another great figure. This is great step up from the 2012 Avengers minifigure: 10/10 Hydra Henchman: He has a nice combat suit underneath his Chitari armour and you can see some little bits of camo decoration on the sides, the armour looks exactly like the chitari soldier's from the Quinjet and you can see exactly which pieces were taken from the armour. The head is double sided and it features the ski goggles and mouth that LEGO shows and a very cool mask and covers the face and has incredible detail.( this face looks very close to the picture of HYDRA agents from AoU) I would of only liked some leg detailing. The Henchman also comes in The Hydra Fortress Smash: 8/10 Last and certainly least, The Not-so-mighty Thor: When I got Thor, I felt so let down, he was almost exactly the same minifigure! It looks like the only thing LEGO did was add more armour to the Avengers movie version. Again ,LEGO missed a chance to do some epic leg printing! Though the new cape does bring back some of his value as it isn't one of those papery ones: 6.5/10
Now onto the build.
The SUV!!!!: I HAVE BEEN LOOKING FOR A SUV FOR SO LONG, I missed my chance with I think the 2010 City one and I have been craving one ever since. Many have complained about the openness of the SUV but I think it adds to the action.It is really hard to bend mini figures out the sides of cars without opening the side door and by eliminating them it makes it so much more playable. The build is quite simple with a few WOW moments, like when I saw how they used the terrace piece to hold the four clear studs. The back of the SUV is great storage and I could store most of the Avengers' weapons back there or an lying down minifigure: 10/10 The Hydra Go-Cart: This is a very simple build with some very simple good-looking techniques. It has side building on the side of the Go-Cart(Actually you know it's more of a dune buggy but the set scene takes place on a snowy mountain so i'm calling it a Go-Cart) and a very nice head rest for the driver. The canopy rails continue onto the back with a male function element. The design of the main Go-Cart is similar to that of the Go-Cart from the helicopter transporter from 2014. The canon consists of a stud shooter brick and some nice trans-blue elements. The headlights make good use of a small black lightsaber blade which I am happy there is a extra of. The feature that holds in place the loose cannon(ha-ha) also holds in the canopy rails so you must let the cannon stay loose as you open the canopy to insert you minifigure, nothing major just an observation. If you feel that you don't like the loose cannon feature then you can substitute your red pin for a blue one instead: 9/10
The playability is one of the best in a while for a $20 set. Again the price per piece is simply fantastic. I hope this review helps and happy building. "
I would recommend this to a friend!
 
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From: Syracuse
From:  United States
Age: 14-18 years old
Gender:  Male
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Expert LEGO builder
Purchased For: Self
Build Time:
15 mins
Play Experience (Optional)
5 / 5
5 / 5
Value for Money (Optional)
5 / 5
5 / 5
Level of Difficulty:
Very Easy
Very Easy
Very Easy
Very Challenging
I would recommend this to a friend!
+10points
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